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FDA Clears First Mobile App for Substance Abuse

A smartphone app designed to help treat substance abuse disorders received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears First Mobile App for Substance Abuse

Brain-Computer Link in Development for Spinal Injury

A consortium of engineering labs is designing a system translating commands in the brain to prosthetic devices that help people walk with spinal cord injury. . . . → Read More: Brain-Computer Link in Development for Spinal Injury

Cochlear Implant Robotics Start-Up Gains NIH Funds

A university spin-off enterprise developing robotics to make cochlear implants for hearing loss safer and more effective is receiving a Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, grant to advance its technology. . . . → Read More: Cochlear Implant Robotics Start-Up Gains NIH Funds

Microchips Designed for Tracking Bodily Functions

Engineering researchers designed a tiny chip device that identifies precise locations inside the body, a key feature for ingestible medical devices. . . . → Read More: Microchips Designed for Tracking Bodily Functions

Wearable-Implant Diagnostics Device in Development

A university engineering lab is developing a device combining a sensor chip implanted under the skin and wrist band to diagnose serious diseases and transmit the data. . . . → Read More: Wearable-Implant Diagnostics Device in Development

Phone App Found to Measure Heart Health Metrics

A medical engineering team designed a smartphone app that in a clinical study shows it can measure key factors in heart health as accurately as MRI scans. . . . → Read More: Phone App Found to Measure Heart Health Metrics

Trial Shows Smartphone App Finds More Heart Disease

Results from a clinical trial show an electrocardiogram app on a smartphone detects more cases of irregular heart beats than routine office visits. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Smartphone App Finds More Heart Disease

Students Win Prize, Start Company for Alzheimer’s Detection

A team of undergraduate students won first prize in a National Institutes of Health biomedical engineering contest for a headset device to diagnose early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. . . . → Read More: Students Win Prize, Start Company for Alzheimer’s Detection

App Screens for Liver Diseases with Eye Selfies

A computer science lab designed a smartphone app that detects tell-tale indicators of liver disease and pancreatic cancer by analyzing self-taken photos of a patient’s own eyes. . . . → Read More: App Screens for Liver Diseases with Eye Selfies

App Users Report Lower Blood Glucose Levels

A study of individuals with diabetes using a mobile app to record blood glucose levels, reported more than a 1 percent average reduction in blood glucose readings after a median of 4 months. . . . → Read More: App Users Report Lower Blood Glucose Levels